The Million Death Quake

The Science of Predicting Earth's Deadliest Natural Disaster

Author: Roger Musson

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1137106999

Category: Science

Page: 272

View: 6201

For centuries, Californians and the Japanese have known that they were at risk of catastrophic earthquakes, and prepared accordingly. But when a violent 7.0 earthquake rocked Haiti in 2010, hardly anyone knew the island nation was even at risk for disaster, and, tragically, no one was prepared. Over 300,000 people died as buildings that had never been designed to withstand such intense shaking toppled over and crushed their inhabitants. Now, scientists warn that it won't be long before a single, catastrophic quake kills one million people - and that it is going to strike right where we least expect it. In this groundbreaking book, renowned seismologist with the British Geological Survey Roger Musson takes us on an exhilarating journey to explore what scientists and engineers are doing to prepare us for the worst. With riveting tales of the scientists who first cracked the mystery of what causes the ground to violently shake, Musson makes plain the powerful geological forces driving earthquakes and tsunamis, and shows how amazing feats of engineering are making our cities earthquake-proof. Highlighting hotspots around the world from Mexico City to New York this is a compelling scientific adventure into nature at its fiercest.

The Nature of Things

Rediscovering the Spiritual in God’s Creation

Author: Graham Buxton,Norman Habel

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498235158

Category: Religion

Page: 268

View: 8469

In 2015 a conference on "Rediscovering the Spiritual in God's Creation" was held at the Serafino winery complex in the McLaren Vale region of South Australia. The aim of the conference was not to seek consensus but to survey the landscape with a view to intentional responsible action in caring for God's creation. Delegates were challenged to recognize their own worldviews and to widen their horizons to encompass the enormity of the transcendence and immanence of God's presence in all creation. A group of leading international scholars and experts in the fields of science, ecology, theology, and ethics participated in a multidisciplinary conversation on the spiritual in creation, with the aim of discovering fresh horizons with regard to creation care, liturgy, justice, and discipleship within the Christian community. The chapters in this volume reflect the diversity of perspectives summarized in The Serafino Declaration, which was crafted towards the end of the conference. This declaration (which opens the volume) outlines a range of views relating to the presence of the spiritual in creation, views that are both traditional and radical. This volume highlights the current concern over ecological destruction and finds sources of inspiration in the deepest roots of our traditions and forms of spirituality to sustain efforts towards custodianship of the land and care for God's creation. Contributors: David Rhoads Paul Santmire Denis Edwards Bob White Heather Eaton Ernst Conradie Vicky Balabanski Celia Deane-Drummond Mark Worthing Emily Colgan Dianne Rayson Anne Gardner Mark Liederbach Patricia Fox Anne Elvey Mick Pope

The No-Nonsense Guide To Earthquake Safety (Enhanced Edition)

Author: Jeffery Sims


ISBN: 1329026608

Category: Reference

Page: 110

View: 347

This book could save your life! The No-Nonsense Guide To Earthquake Safety (Enhanced Edition) is re-edited edition of the original guide designed to provide a comprehensive source for the latest research related to earthquake safety. Now in a larger size, re-edited, and additional appendices, the subjects covered include: a basic survey-level understanding of earthquakes; addressing long-held earthquake myths; how to be proactive in preparing for an earthquake; advice by government and professionals in the geological sciences on the best courses of action during an earthquake; the best shelter/courses of action during an earthquake; and how to remain safe after an earthquake has occurred. The Enhanced Edition also contains updated appendices that include a listing of government and charitable resources (for those affected by earthquakes), and the latest research regarding animal behavior & earthquakes, as well as the latest advancements toward creating earthquake detection systems.

Handbook of Bioterrorism and Disaster Medicine

Author: Robert Antosia,John D. Cahill

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387328041

Category: Medical

Page: 492

View: 2426

This is an essential portable handbook on bioterrorism and disaster medicine. Its practical and comprehensive text features chapters pertinent to bioterrorism, infectious disease, microbiology, virology, public health, epidemiology, and disaster medicine. It will serve as a practical guide for situation-specific disasters; recognize what injuries or illnesses to expect; provide proactive guidelines to define specific diseases; and give a guide of appropriate personnel protective equipment during these large-scale emergencies. It is an essential companion to those either interested or currently working in any of the aforementioned fields.

Japan - Hell on Earth: 2011

Author: Paul Andrews

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 184989373X

Category: Nature

Page: 47

View: 9582

On the 11th March 2011, a massive earthquake hit the Pacific Ocean near to North-Eastern Japan. Soon afterwards, a devestating tsunami followed. This quick-read guide written by Paul Andrews gives the reader an overview an explanation of the events in easy-to-understand plain English. With sections including the nuclear crisis, the effect of the disaster on Japan's - and the global - economy, and information about what causes an earthquake and a tsunami, this is a concise guide to the shocking events surrounding one of the world's worst natural disasters.

Death of a Suburban Dream

Race and Schools in Compton, California

Author: Emily E. Straus

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812209583

Category: History

Page: 328

View: 2591

Compton, California, is often associated in the public mind with urban America's toughest problems, including economic disinvestment, gang violence, and failing public schools. Before it became synonymous with inner-city decay, however, Compton's affordability, proximity to manufacturing jobs, and location ten miles outside downtown Los Angeles made it attractive to aspiring suburbanites seeking single-family homes and quality schools. As Compton faced challenges in the twentieth century, and as the majority population shifted from white to African American and then to Latino, the battle for control over the school district became symbolic of Compton's economic, social, and political crises. Death of a Suburban Dream explores the history of Compton from its founding in the late nineteenth century to the present, taking on three critical issues—the history of race and educational equity, the relationship between schools and place, and the complicated intersection of schooling and municipal economies—as they shaped a Los Angeles suburb experiencing economic and demographic transformation. Emily E. Straus carefully traces the roots of antagonism between two historically disenfranchised populations, blacks and Latinos, as these groups resisted municipal power sharing within a context of scarcity. Using archival research and oral histories, this complex narrative reveals how increasingly racialized poverty and violence made Compton, like other inner-ring suburbs, resemble a troubled urban center. Ultimately, the book argues that Compton's school crisis is not, at heart, a crisis of education; it is a long-term crisis of development. Avoiding simplistic dichotomies between urban and suburban, Death of a Suburban Dream broadens our understanding of the dynamics connecting residents and institutions of the suburbs, as well as the changing ethnic and political landscape in metropolitan America.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Latin America

Page: N.A

View: 556

Clippings of Latin American political, social and economic news from various English language newspapers.

2005 Gamer's Almanac

Your Daily Dose of Tricks, Cheats, and Fascinating Facts

Author: Sean Carton

Publisher: Que Pub

ISBN: 9780789732415

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 400

View: 1767

A guide to video and computer games for all skill levels contains best-of and top ten lists, classic game nostalgia, guides for LAN parties, how-to articles on creating new games, and cheat codes.

The Cataclysm Scroll

Author: G.E. Miller

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781467848633

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

View: 2864

The Internet firearm forums and blogs are passionately discussing the action scenes depicted in the first novel of the series, and are anxiously awaiting this book's release which brings closure to some of the questions left unanswered. Target shooters, retired military veterans and arm-chair generals all over the world have enjoyed the author's method of blending good 'ole boys vs terrorists, sniper vs counter-sniper and patriotic Americans helping citizens who have become victims because they were not prepared for the hard challenges facing the Nation when its enemies bring the fight to American soil. The Cataclysm Scroll - Continues the storyline launched in the first book of the New Madrid Trilogy called "A Matter of Timing", but delves into exploring regions traditional science doesn't understand energy cause & effect, the subconscious mind, and dream states as a Sioux Shaman enters to assist one of the heroines in bringing resolution to the chaos and mayhem spawned in the killer earthquake's aftermath. Can the Shaman quell impending doom in a physical realm by using metaphysical and spiritual techniques? Will an associate professor from the University of Illinois be successful in her attempts to right a wrong in order to save Earth from annihilation? Will assassins hired by America's enemies eliminate our heroes? Find out in this exciting sequel to the first book in the series. Visit for additional sneak previews of all three novels, purchase links and reader reviews. You can even chat with the author on the web site if he is online... Stop by and say HELLO!


Author: Jane Alison Walker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781569240250

Category: Earthquakes

Page: 32

View: 8770

Describes the forces that cause earthquakes; famous earthquakes in history; the possible environmental effects, such as global warming; and earthquake predictions and precautions.

Life and Death in Shanghai

Author: Cheng Nien

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 0802196152

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 560

View: 7220

The national-bestselling memoir of a woman’s resistance and struggles in Communist China—“an absorbing story of resourcefulness and courage” (The New York Times). A NEW YORK TIMES BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR In August 1966, a group of Red Guards ransacked the home of Nien Cheng. Her background made her an obvious target for the fanatics of the Cultural Revolution: educated in London, the widow of an official of Chiang Kai-shek’s regime, and an employee of Shell Oil. When she refused to confess that any of this made he an enemy of the state, she was placed in solitary confinement, where she would remain for more than six years. Life and Death in Shanghai recounts the story of Nien Cheng’s imprisonment—a time of extreme deprivation which she met with heroic resistance—as well as her quest for justice when she was released. It is also the story of a country torn apart by Mao Tse-tung’s vicious campaign to topple party moderates. An incisive, personal account of a terrifying chapter in twentieth-century history, Life and Death in Shanghai is also an astounding portrait of one woman’s courage.

Spur ins Dunkel


Author: Steve Mosby

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426416409

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 898

»Ich komme zurück.« Der Brief, den sie auf dem Küchentisch hinterließ, ist das Letzte, was Jason von seiner Freundin Amy gehört hat. Seit Wochen wartet er auf ein Lebenszeichen von ihr. Als er sich schließlich auf die Suche macht, stellt er zu seiner Bestürzung fest, dass Amy im Internet ein bizarres zweites Leben führte. Mord- und Vergewaltigungsseiten tauchen in ihrem Browserverzeichnis auf. Jason hat keine Wahl: Er muss der Spur dieser Websites folgen, um Amy zu finden. Oder ihren Kidnapper. Oder ihren Mörder.


Mass Migration, Ageing Nations and the Coming Population Crash

Author: Fred Pearce

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409094227

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 4031

Wherever we look, population is the driver of the most toxic issues on the political agenda. But the population bomb is being defused. Half the world's women are having two children or fewer. Within a generation, the world's population will be falling. And we will all be getting very old. So should we welcome the return to centre stage of the tribal elders? Or is humanity facing a fate worse than environmental apocalypse? Brilliant, heretical and accessible to all, Fred Pearce takes on the matter that is fundamental to who we are and how we live, confronting our demographic demons.

China’s Management Revolution

Spirit, land, energy

Author: Charles-Edouard Bouée

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230303862

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 202

View: 4048

As one of the world's largest economies China is facing many unique management challenges in the wake of the financial crisis. The future presents many opportunities for growth and commerce but new management skills must be developed to cope with these issues.

Chaos Theory

Author: Robert P. Murphy

Publisher: Ludwig von Mises Institute

ISBN: 1610165098

Category: Anarchism

Page: 74

View: 8255